Giving is the cause of receiving

The first of the six perfections of the bodhisattva is called generosity. Lama Tsongkhapa, the fourteenth-century lama, says in one of his lovely lamrim texts, the very poetic little verse text called Songs of Experience, “Generosity is the wish-fulfilling jewel with...
Postcard 66 from Robina: Bogotá, January 25, 2016

Postcard 66 from Robina: Bogotá, January 25, 2016

A pre-dawn drive with Violette and Francois from Marzens to Toulouse airport got me to my plane for London. I had a six-hour wait, which is not unusual. Because I have so many miles in my Qantas plan, I get to stay in the first class lounges at the airports, some of...

Postcard 4 from Robina: Bendigo, Tuesday April 26, 2011

I’ve been back in Australia for ten days now. I arrived in Melbourne and picked up a car and drove the two hours north to Atisha Centre, near Bendigo. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been teaching here since April 1; the last two weeks were for various initiations and...